By JR on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The lying never stops. Now krill are being used to push Warmist nonsense
If you read carefully below, you will see that it's only warming in the Western Antarctic that is at issue. So if the warming is due to climate change why is the much greater bulk of the rest of Antarctica remaining stable and even gaining glacial mass? Easy. The Western Antarctic warming is NOT due to climate change. It is now well-known that there is extensive vulcanism at both poles -- localized in the South mainly in the Western Antarctic. It is subsurface volcanoes that are causing the localised warming of the Western Antarctic, not CO2 emissions
'Krill is the power lunch of the Antarctic': But now the decline in numbers of the tiny crustaceans caused by climate change is killing penguins
Penguins, seals and whales in the Southern Ocean are being threatened by a declining krill population caused by climate change and melting Antarctic sea ice.
The inch-long crustaceans are considered the 'basis' of the Antarctic food chain and use sea ice to protect themselves and feed from the algae that grows from it.
Penguin-watchers say the krill are getting scarcer in the western Antarctic peninsula, under threat from climate change and fishing
The inch-long crustaceans are considered the 'basis' of the Antarctic food chain and use sea ice to protect themselves and feed from the algae that grows from it
'Krill is the power lunch of the Antarctic. It's a keystone species for everybody,' group leader Ron Naveen said.
Sea temperatures on the peninsula have risen by three degrees in the past 50 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature said the threat of declining krill populations was significant and claims 300,000 tons of krill is caught annually and used for farmed fish and 'Omega 3' oil supplements.
However, Norwegian fishing company Aker BioMarine said the amount of krill caught by humans is comparatively small, with just 0.5 per cent of the 60 million tons eaten each year by sea creatures.